Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of July 2010)
Do you love your birds of summer? Enjoy them while they last; depending on where you live, they’ll be departing before you know it. Increase the pleasure of your special bird sightings by bragging about them here. Step right up and share your best bird of the weekend.
While I found the hunting Ospreys and soaring Brown Pelicans special indeed, the arrival of a flock of Sanderlings right where my son and I were enjoying some Atlantic Ocean excitement at Virginia Beach made them my best birds of the weekend. Charlie’s best birds were two Common Terns that flew over Conigre Mead, a stretch of quiet river miles inland… very odd indeed. Corey’s best was his life Sooty Shearwater off Shinnecock Inlet, although the Brown Pelican, Hudsonian Godwit, Least Bittern, Black Tern, Whimbrel, and Royal Terns were all pretty darn good too. Now if he could only figure out how to get his soul back from Daisy after doing all that birding…
What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.